Tuesday

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Around the Nation

Saving the Heart of the Crescent City

Jeanne Dumestre is one of the founders of Tipitina's, the New Orleans club that remains one of the city's musical landmarks. Since 1985, Dumestre has worked as a nurse in the city, helping people who have HIV/AIDS -- but don't have insurance.

Saving the Heart of the Crescent City

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Music Articles

Singing of New Orleans, Past and Future

For a time, legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint was missing during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Since his recovery, the songwriter has been on a mission to play and record music honoring his city — and helping it rebuild.

Singing of New Orleans, Past and Future

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Monday

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Movies

'Tsotsi' Tells a Tale of New Africa on Film

A hardened young South African gang leader steals a woman's car -– then finds out her baby is in the back seat. So starts the South African film Tsotsi, which is up for an Academy Award for best foreign film.

'Tsotsi' Tells a Tale of New Africa on Film

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Author Interviews

The Journalists Who Wouldn't Write Straight

Not long ago, "new journalism" referred to changes in approach and style, ushered in by such writers as Hunter S. Thompson and Joan Didion. They're the subject of Marc Weingarten's new book.

The Journalists Who Wouldn't Write Straight

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Friday

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Author Interviews

'A Guide for Suckers' from Harry Anderson

To many, con man-turned-actor Anderson remains best known as Judge Harry Stone from the NBC comedy series Night Court. A new DVD collection of the show's first season is out now on Warner Home Video. Anderson began his career as a street performer.

'A Guide for Suckers' from Harry Anderson

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Thursday

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Christopher Dickey on Hamas, Protests, and Iran

A new Hamas-led government; protests against cartoons of Muhammad; a re-started nuclear program in Iran: It's a busy time for journalists specializing in the Middle East. Christopher Dickey is the regional editor for Newsweek.

Christopher Dickey on Hamas, Protests, and Iran

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Wednesday

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Looking at President Bush, Seeing an 'Impostor'

Despite what his supporters say, President Bush has far more in common with Richard Nixon than Ronald Reagan. That's the idea put forth in economist and syndicated columnist Bruce Bartlett's new book, Impostor.

Looking at President Bush, Seeing an 'Impostor'

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Music Articles

Arctic Monkeys: 'That's What I'm Not'

The British music press is hailing a new band, the Arctic Monkeys, as being as big as the Beatles — or at least as big as Oasis. The first-week release of the band's debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, sold over 118,000 copies.

Arctic Monkeys: 'That's What I'm Not'

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Tuesday

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Music Articles

The Long and Rich Career of Michael McKean

Actor, comedian, composer and musician Michael McKean is best known for co-starring in the spoofs This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. He is currently co-starring in the Broadway revival of The Pajama Game.

The Long and Rich Career of Michael McKean

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Monday

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Books

Against Perils and Odds: A Boy's Trek to the U.S.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario talks about her new book, Enrique's Journey, which traces the path of a young boy from Honduras to the U.S. as he reunites with his mother. Nazario found that 48,000 children, some as young as 7, make the journey alone each year.

Against Perils and Odds: A Boy's Trek to the U.S.

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Friday

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Arts & Life

Moore and Jackson Star in 'Freedomland'

Race and politics add to the tension of a detective's search for a kidnapped child in Freedomland, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore. The film's screenplay was written by Richard Price; the story is based on his novel of the same name.

Moore and Jackson Star in 'Freedomland'

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Thursday

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CIA Terror Expert Charges Politicized Intelligence

The Bush administration misused intelligence to justify decisions like going to war in Iraq, according to former senior CIA official Paul Pillar. From 2000 to 2005, Pillar was the CIA's national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia.

CIA Terror Expert Charges Politicized Intelligence

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Wednesday

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Middle East

Figuring the Hamas Angle in the Middle East

The recent Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections has left many wondering what repercussions the change will bring in the Middle East. Reporter Greg Myre is the Jerusalem correspondent for The New York Times.

Figuring the Hamas Angle in the Middle East

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Music Articles

Now, Video Resurrects the Radio Star

The video-sharing Web site YouTube.com has changed the way some people see the Internet. But it's also changing how people hear vintage artists, from the late Wilson Pickett to the up-and-coming Arctic Monkeys.

Now, Video Resurrects the Radio Star

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